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Re: Cookie handling

by afoken (Abbot)
on Dec 05, 2012 at 19:49 UTC ( #1007379=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Cookie handling

# A bug in Netscape can cause several cookies with same name to # appear. The FIRST one in HTTP_COOKIE is the most recent version.

I know this comment from ancient times of CGI.pm. I think it is for Netscape Navigator 4 or even an older version. It is present in the oldest version available on CPAN, v2.45 released 1998-Nov-25. At that time, Netscape Navigator 4.08 was the latest version, and many users still used NN 4.0 or NN 3.x.

NN has not seen a new release since 2008 and is effectively dead. I consider the commented hack legacy code, almost cargo cult. It does not hurt to have it there, but I doubt it has any effect with any browser released in the last years.

Alexander

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Re^2: Cookie handling
by McA (Priest) on Dec 06, 2012 at 11:45 UTC

    Hi,

    the funny thing is, that now (I don't know since when) it's not a bug to send more than one cookie with the same name.

    Best regards
    McA

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